BASA News

BEIS Consultation Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales

Published: 28 July 2022

The government is committed to reviewing the current law to identify how more choice can be given to businesses and consumers over the units of measurement they use for trade, while ensuring that measurement information remains accurate. BASA Members may feel that, in our sector, a reversion to imperial units is unhelpful and so we would encourage you all to submit responses to this consultation to make sure that your views are heard

URGENT UPDATE - Use of EU NB Reports Under AVCP3 for UKCA Marking

Published: 22 June 2022

The government announced on 20th June a range of changes to make it simpler for businesses to apply new product conformity markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales. Some of the key points in the updated guidance have been included on the post on the Members area of the website (CPR Task Group)

Update on Annex VIII of GB CLP - new post on PC Task Group

Published: 22 June 2022

Despite the Government’s intention not to retain Annex VIII of the EU’s Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulations in UK law, we were informed in February 2022 that Annex VIII has been inadvertently retained following the UK’s exit from the EU. The Annex VIII within GP CLP is therefore currently in force. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and its executive agencies, supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), are now working to rectify this error.

HSE manufacturing eBulletin: 11 May 2022

Published: 31 May 2022

Make UK has joined HSE's Working Minds campaign as an official partner to raise awareness of how to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health in manufacturing.

Croner's June Webinar Schedule

Published: 27 May 2022

Croner’s Webinar & E-Learning sessions are free to BASA members and cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised sessions including relevant legislation and key case law.

FEICA Survey on materials in use and present in food contact adhesives **DEADLINE 1 JUNE**

Published: 19 May 2022

FEICA has launched a survey in order to ascertain whether certain materials are really in use, and present, in food contact adhesives. The ultimate aim of this survey is to get a more comprehensive understanding of substances present in food contact materials, and be prepared for future discussions. The survey only relates to the use of these substances in food contact adhesives

Advice to BASA Members if they are approached to purchase leads lists

Published: 21 April 2022

BASA Members may be contacted by companies offering to provide mailing lists in relation to BASA itself or various exhibitions. BASA will never sell or provide your information to third parties, and often the information has been harvested from websites and information provided by members themselves in their BASA directory entry or information in the Handbook or Digest listings. We advise that you do not respond to these emails and simply delete them as replying may simply confirm that the email address is a valid one and increase this type of spam traffic in future.

Latest Drop-in session video recordings uploaded to the members area

Published: 27 March 2022

Friday 25th March drop-in session is now available to watch if you could not make the live meeting. The topics covered include: An update from BASA Consultant Caroline Raine on the changes to Transport Regulations ADR2023, Substance watchlist reminder, GB PC Notifications latest status, UKREACH latest status.

UPDATE**1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD, also known as “BDO”)**

Published: 10 March 2022

On the topic of GBL/BDO, we have now received a letter from the Home Office earlier this week, which shows they are definitely looking for solutions to exempt companies buying mixtures containing GBL or trace elements of GBL/BGO

HSE - Supply and Availability of Hand Sanitisers Survey

Published: 02 March 2022

You may be aware that, in response to the pandemic, HSE took steps to assist industry’s efforts to increase the availability of hand sanitisers to help reduce the spread/transmission of COVID-19. We are now seeking your assistance to gain an insight into your, and your stakeholders, views about the current availability of hand sanitiser products.

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Published: 28 February 2022

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